Pacific Update

Week of January 22, 2018   
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, open water swims, clinics, as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.
The next issue of the Update will appear on February 5. The deadline for submissions scheduled to run in the next Update is January 31.
Stay fit,
The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee
Call for Coach of the Year Nominations
Deadline: February 14

Whatever the reason we start Masters swimming, many of us depend on our coaches to keep us coming back to the pool. Whether it is providing stroke instruction to help us improve or stay injury-free, workouts that are interesting and challenging, or a word of encouragement when we are feeling down, our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine. Please consider recognizing his or her efforts by nominating your coach for the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year Award. Submissions should include a nomination letter along with a maximum of four support letters. A description of the award along with the nomination and selection process can be found in the Pacific MastersAdministrative Handbook. An excerpt of the relevant section can be downloaded by clicking here. Nominations for Pacific Masters Coach of the Year are due Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and should be sent to the Chair of Pacific Masters.
USF Valentines Affair 
Saturday, February 3   
Simply, this meet is a matter-of-fact love affair with water, swimming and racing. Hold the date on your calendar for this meet, cleverly named "Valentines Affair."  This could be your lucky day for a really good meet experience.  Keep your eyes open.  The meet will be posted soon!
Sprint Pentathlon
Saturday, February 17    
What's unique about this meet?  Five events - 50's of each stroke and the 100 IM, and same-day drawings to recognize first-time meet swimmers. Of course, you don't have to swim all events, but to place Top Three for Awards, you must.  Seasoned competitors who bring a friend to swim are encouraged to introduce themselves to the Meet Director for a nice surprise to recognize your friendship. By noon, you'll be ready for an afternoon lunch at any of the great eateries on nearby Solano Avenue.  Registration and flyer.   Registration
The City Mile
February 25

The City Mile will be held at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center on February 25. Heats will be seeded fast to slow. This event is limited to 96 entrants. Entries must be completed by February 21. Registration

2018 USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship
January 1 - February 28 
How far can you swim in an hour? This event takes place in your own pool, after which you send in your results. Split sheets can be found here.   
TAM Miracle Mile Postal Swim
January 1 - February 28

The TAM Miracle Mile is a postal pool mile swim that helps find a cure for lung cancer. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. There is no set fee. You decide what you want to pay. TAM has donated $10,000 to BJA over the past five years. You can dedicate your swim to a loved one. Information and Registration  
SmartyPants Winter Fitness Challenge
February 15 - 28
Kicking off the inaugural Winter Fitness Challenge is a 30-minute swim. Registration is open now so volunteer leaders have time to help kick off the inaugural series event.  
Clubs that sign up to host the first Winter Fitness Challenge will be promoted on the Winter Fitness Challenge page and will be automatically be included in an exclusive participation contest .
The Winter Fitness Challenge is the official fundraiser for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.
Spring Weekend Masters Camp
March 2 - 4

Come join USMS Coach of the Year Cokie Lepinski in Santa Barbara, CA for a  combined training and skill development camp to help you achieve your spring championship season goals! We will work with you to become more mindful in your swimming to improve your stroke mechanics.  2014 USMS Coach of the Year Cokie Lepinski and USCB Assistant Coach Ellie Monobe will be joining SB Multisplash coaches Abrami and Stori to improve our swimmer:coach ratio.  This action packed weekend includes stroke and turn clinics, innovative workouts, yoga, foam rolling and other recovery discussions. We will provide videotaping and professional feedback on all four competitive swim strokes.  VO2 Max Testing and Cryotherapy Information and Registration
Richmond Plunge Masters Mini Clinics
First Wednesday of Every Month
Richmond Plunge Masters offers a monthly one-hour clinic on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. The focus of the clinics is on strokes and turns.
The Richmond Clinic will be Wednesday, January 31. It will be a Starts clinic, in preparation for the meets coming up.  To sign up, visit
Rinconada Masters Spring Short Course Meet 
March 10
The Rinconada Masters Spring Short Course Meet will be held at Rinconada Pool, Embarcadero and Newell Road in Palo Alto. Swimmers may swim up to 5 individual events. Highlights of the meet will be the 50-yard novice freestyle for swimmers new to competition and a special event of 1650 yard fly.  Registration      
Off Piste Aquatic Masters Swim Camp
June 17 - 22

This event is limited to 18 swimmers. Attendees will receive small group workouts and instruction from world-class Masters swimmer, USMS Level 3 coach and former Pacific Masters swimmer Katie Glenn with a specific emphasis on improving stroke mechanics and skills. Swimming specific presentations by FINA Masters Swimming Hall of Fame member David Guthrie, Swimmer's Edge Yoga training by Trina Schaetz, and Atlanta Games gold medalist Annette Salmeen. Infomation

Off Piste Aquatics invites any Pacific Masters swimmer to attend its inaugural masters swim camp this summer in Vail, Colorado, June 17-22, 2018. "Off Piste" is a term referring to skiing out of bounds for the fresh powder and adventure. Off Piste Aquatics Masters Swim Camp is designed to take swimmers out of their regular training environment and provide for new aquatic adventures. Registration 
Editor's Note
Preliminary 2017 Age Group standings for Pacific Masters are posted. To check your point standing, click  here. SCM records set outside of Pacific Masters meets have not yet been recorded and USMS SCM Top Ten has not been published so some revisions may occur.
Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link ].